RHAPSODY Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER RECORDS

Italian symphonic metal group RHAPSODY have signed a deal with Germany's SPV/Steamhammer Records. In the past SPV have been the distribution company for all of the RHAPSODY albums, but now RHAPSODY will appear on SPV's own label, Steamhammer, through a special arrangement with MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music label imprint. SPV Managing Director Manfred Schütz commented ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer, AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Launch Radio Show

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello, who joined forces to form the socio-political organization Axis Of Justice, have launched their radio show, which they hope to broadcast nationally. Tankian, who co-hosts the show with Morello, spoke about it in a recent interview. "We are actually going to launch our first radio ...

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MUDVAYNE/IN FLAMES: More Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES, DEPSWA and GRADE 8. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 08 - 2003 Pittsburgh, PA - Metropol Mar. 10 - 2003 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Mar. 11 - 2003 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights Mar. 12 ...

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OPETH: European Festival Appearances Announced

OPETH have announced the following European festival appearances during the coming months: Apr. 05 – Katowice, POL @ Spodek Apr. 06 – Ostrava, CZ @ Sport Hall Apr. 19 – Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Jul. 11 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tusku Festival Jul. 12 – Joensuu, FIN @ Ilosaari Festival ...

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MORBID ANGEL Prepare To Record New Album

According to MORBID ANGEL's official web site (www.morbidangel.com), guitarist/songwriter Trey Azagthoth "is writing the new material, the band is gearing up for recording the new album soon and release should be around September of 2003 on Earache [Records]. All of the details related to that will be let out gradually over the course ...

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NAIL WITHIN To Celebrate Record Release With Special Performance

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut with a special live concert in Tel Aviv on March 18. All concert attendees will receive a copy of the album at the entrance and will be treated to an extra-long performance that will include a special guest appearance by ex-AT ...

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H.I.M. Launch Search For Support Band

According to the Finnish daily newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, H.I.M., MTV Europe and Jägermeister are looking for a band to support H.I.M. on their next European tour, which is scheduled to take place in the fall. During the spring, MTV will be airing a trailer with further instructions for groups to follow if they wish to be ...

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OZZFEST 2003: TRUST COMPANY Moved To Main Stage

According to the official Ozzfest newsletter, TRUST COMPANY — who were previously set to co-headline the second stage with CRADLE OF FILTH — have now been added to the main stage at this summer's traveling festival. As a result, Montreal's VOIVOD will go on right before second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at every show on ...

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